Capítulo II _ Cinema - Cinema

A influência da estatística na estruturação dos modos participativo e expositivo

João Pedro Fernandes
Escola Superior de Media Artes e Design, Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Portugal
Filipe Lopes
CIPEM/INET-md, uniMAD, Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Portugal
N.º 14 (2023)
Publicado 2024-01-05


This article aims to discuss the relationship between the adoption of a specific mode of documentary during the ideation phase, usually performed during pre-production, and the structure of the final version of the film. This relationship will be approached by implementing quantitative analysis methods to assess the number and duration of different types of shots. To this end, we will correlate and present a statistical framework about the expository mode and the participatory mode, as defined by Bill Nichols (2001), based on an extensive analysis of the documentaries Inside Job (Ferguson 2010) and Capitalism: A Love Story (Moore 2009). The shot analysis includes the number of interviewees, cutaway shots (b-roll), graphics, and archive footage, as well as the duration of each of these elements. Based on this analysis, we will analyse the two films in order to better understand what constitutes the essence of each of these documentary modes through the lens of statistics, as well as reflect on how this data can help structure the editing process. 

Palavras-chave Quantitative Analysis, Modes of Documentary, Editing, Inside Job, Capitalism.
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